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MISSION: CATCH supports pediatricians to collaborate within their communities so that all children have access to needed health services and a medical home.


Join us for a webinar on July 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM CDT

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This webinar is for any pediatrician or resident who is interested in applying for a CATCH grant. Louis Appel, MD, District VII CATCH Facilitator and Dana Bennett-Tejes, CATCH Technical Assistance Coordinator will discuss new additions to the call for proposals, the scoring process and things to consider when applying that may help strengthen your application and project.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Alabama: Jaime McKinney, MD, FAAP
Michigan: Elliott Attisha, DO, FAAP
Ohio: Paula Braverman, MD, FAAP
Ohio: Olivia Wenger, MD, FAAP
Texas: Arthi Krishnan, MD, FAAP CATCH facilitators promote community pediatrics and support pediatricians who engage with their community to improve child health by helping them with CATCH grant proposal development and project implementation. Each AAP Chapter has at least one Chapter CATCH Facilitator, and each District has a District CATCH Facilitator and a Resident CATCH Liaison. Additionally, two National Resident CATCH Liaisons are selected by the Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees.


Planning Grants:

Grantee Title
Claire Ganal, MD Rhode Island Bridging the Gap to Mental Health
Mana Mann, MD New York 3 Physical Activity Among Children with Special Health Care Needs
Richard Magie, DO Texas Catch 1 for Health
Thomas Herr, MD Wisconsin Improved Immunizations for Amish and Mennonites
Jennifer Plumb, MD, MPH Utah Overdose Death Prevention: Naloxone Rescue Kits

Implementation Grants:

Grantee Title
Rebecca Beyda, MD, MS Texas Medical Home Linkage for Detained Youth
Kiran Choudhry, MD Missouri In Search of Medical Home
Mien Chyi, MD Alaska Piloting Rural Alaskan School-based Clinic
Amy Gensler, MD Colorado Healing Our Youth: Get Educated
Kirsten Simonton, MD Ohio Improved Dental Health for Foster Children

Resident Grants:

Grantee Title
Allison Black, MD Kentucky Advocating for Pediatric Motor Vehicle Safety in Louisville
Katie Carlin, MD & Christina Thuet, MD North Carolina Fostering Health Care Initiative
Albert Chow, MD & Teda Arunrut, MD California 1 Strengthening Medical Homes for Down Syndrome
Eric Chow, MD, MS, MPH & Jackie Hsieh, MD Rhode Island Teens Empowered to Advocate for Community Health
Elizabeth Daniels, DO Ohio Supporting Avondale Childhood Nutrition through Partnership
Vincent Devlin, DO, MHS Louisiana NOLA Medical Home for LGBT Youth
Arda Hotz, MD New York 3 Connecting Early Intervention and Medical Homes
Sugantha Krishnan, MD & Keerthi Reddy, MD Tennessee Improving Breastfeeding & Developmental Outcomes in NAS
Kimberly Mukerjee, MD, MPH Louisiana Connecting Undocumented Children to Medical Homes
Heyman Oo, MD & Peter Cooch, MD California 1 School-based Therapy for New Immigrant Teens
Amy Orlansky, MD Pennsylvania Early Literacy in Homeless Children
Raji Venkitachalam, MBBS & Claudia Nevarez-Florez, MD Illinois Bridging Barriers
Mark Weng, MD & Jordan Watson, MD Georgia Saving Savannah Babies
Sarah Williamson, MD Arizona Promoting Oral Health through the Classroom

In its 20-year history CATCH has made an impact in communities around the country. Read about how it has influenced community pediatrics in this Pediatrics article.

One Pediatrician Can Make a Difference

Watch this video featuring Dr. Alejandro Clavier's CATCH project and learn about what it takes to do community work. Dr. Robert Zarr A 2001 CATCH Resident Grant is still going strong. NPR recently featured Dr. Robert Zarr's prescription to help kids get more active.  
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